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Python Practice Creating and Using Functions in Python Practice Functions Use an External Function

Error in Try and Except block

Hello, can someone help me ?

This is importing a function named `tweet` from a file
    that we unfortunately don't have access to change.

You use it like so:
>>> tweet("Hello this is my tweet")

If the function cannot connect to Twitter,
    the function will raise a `CommunicationError`
If the message is too long,
    the function will raise a `MessageTooLongError`
from twitter import (

message = input("What would you like to tweet?  ")
trial_1 = tweet(message)
except CommunicationError:  
    print("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter. Please try again!")

1 Answer

Megan Amendola
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Megan Amendola
Treehouse Teacher

Hi! You're currently 'trying' the wrong thing. You should be trying to write a tweet, but instead, you're trying to print the result of calling the tweet() function.

# this variable is holding the result of calling the tweet function
# and passing in the message
trial_1 = tweet(message)
    # here you are trying to print this result


    # now you're trying to tweet the message

I hope this helps!

Thanks Megan, it was helpful. Keep safe and best regards